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|image = Oliver.jpg
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| species = Human
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|species = Human
| origin = [[Earth]]
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|origin = [[Earth]]
 
|first = The Perpetual Bond (audio story)
 
|first = The Perpetual Bond (audio story)
| appearances = {{il|[[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Cold Equations (audio story)|The Cold Equations]]''|[[AUDIO]]: ''[[The First Wave (audio story)|The First Wave]]''}}
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|appearances = {{il|[[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Cold Equations (audio story)|The Cold Equations]]''|[[AUDIO]]: ''[[The First Wave (audio story)|The First Wave]]''}}
| actor = Tom Allen
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'''Oliver Harper''' was a city [[trader]] in [[London]] in [[1966]]. He travelled with the [[First Doctor]] and [[Steven Taylor]] for a brief period.
 
'''Oliver Harper''' was a city [[trader]] in [[London]] in [[1966]]. He travelled with the [[First Doctor]] and [[Steven Taylor]] for a brief period.
   
 
== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
At the time that he joined the [[The Doctor's TARDIS|TARDIS]] crew, Oliver was facing arrest by the [[Metropolitan Police Service]] for engaging in [[homosexuality|homosexual]] practices, then still a crime under [[British]] law. When this happened he found out that the company he worked for was trading in human slaves. After he helped the Doctor to stop this he was asked to travel with them. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Perpetual Bond (audio story)|The Perpetual Bond]]'') He initially kept his sexuality from the Doctor and Steven as he believed that they would disapprove and force him to leave the TARDIS if they were to find out. After he had confessed his secret, though, Steven assured Oliver that the Doctor would do nothing of the sort. Furthermore, Steven told him that by his time, there was no longer any [[homophobia|stigma attached to homosexuality]] and that same-sex relationships were common. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Cold Equations (audio story)|The Cold Equations]]'')
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At the time that he joined the [[The Doctor's TARDIS|TARDIS]] crew, Oliver was facing arrest by the [[Metropolitan Police Service]] for engaging in [[homosexuality|homosexual]] practices, then still a [[crime]] under [[British]] [[law]]. When this happened he found out that the company he worked for was trading in human [[slave]]s. After he helped the Doctor to stop this he was asked to travel with them. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Perpetual Bond (audio story)|The Perpetual Bond]]'')
   
He travelled to the [[planetoid]] [[Grace Alone]] as the Doctor saw in a database that they had been there. He was killed by the [[Vardan]]s but remained as a [[ghost]] in the TARDIS. As a ghost, he witnessed the Doctor's [[regeneration]] [[The Tenth Planet (TV story)|into his]] [[Second Doctor|second incarnation]] in [[Antarctica]] in [[December]] [[1986]]. ([[AUDIO]]:'' [[The First Wave (audio story)|The First Wave]]'')
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He initially kept his sexuality from the Doctor and Steven, as he believed that they would disapprove and force him to leave the TARDIS if they were to find out. After he had confessed his secret, though, Steven assured Oliver that the Doctor would do nothing of the sort. Furthermore, Steven told him that by his time, there was no longer any [[homophobia|stigma attached to homosexuality]] and that same-sex relationships were common. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Cold Equations (audio story)|The Cold Equations]]'')
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He travelled to the [[planetoid]] [[Grace Alone]] as the Doctor saw in a [[database]] that they had been there. He was killed by the [[Vardan]]s but remained as a [[ghost]] in the TARDIS. As a ghost, he witnessed the Doctor's [[regeneration]] into his [[Second Doctor|second incarnation]] in [[Antarctica]] in [[December]] [[1986]]. ([[AUDIO]]:'' [[The First Wave (audio story)|The First Wave]]'')
   
 
== Behind the scenes ==
 
== Behind the scenes ==
Oliver is arguably the earliest chronological non-heterosexual companion to the Doctor, from an in-universe point of view.
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As of 2019, Oliver is, chronologically, the earliest known non-heterosexual human companion of the Doctor, from an in-universe point of view.
   
 
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Oliver Harper was a city trader in London in 1966. He travelled with the First Doctor and Steven Taylor for a brief period.

Biography Edit

At the time that he joined the TARDIS crew, Oliver was facing arrest by the Metropolitan Police Service for engaging in homosexual practices, then still a crime under British law. When this happened he found out that the company he worked for was trading in human slaves. After he helped the Doctor to stop this he was asked to travel with them. (AUDIO: The Perpetual Bond)

He initially kept his sexuality from the Doctor and Steven, as he believed that they would disapprove and force him to leave the TARDIS if they were to find out. After he had confessed his secret, though, Steven assured Oliver that the Doctor would do nothing of the sort. Furthermore, Steven told him that by his time, there was no longer any stigma attached to homosexuality and that same-sex relationships were common. (AUDIO: The Cold Equations)

He travelled to the planetoid Grace Alone as the Doctor saw in a database that they had been there. He was killed by the Vardans but remained as a ghost in the TARDIS. As a ghost, he witnessed the Doctor's regeneration into his second incarnation in Antarctica in December 1986. (AUDIO: The First Wave)

Behind the scenes Edit

As of 2019, Oliver is, chronologically, the earliest known non-heterosexual human companion of the Doctor, from an in-universe point of view.

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